Ridge of Gargoyles - Minaret

The climbing routes up Minaret on the Ridge of Gargoyles are Grade II, 5.3-5.6.


Upper Quilcene Trail to Shelter Rock Camp.

Ascent Route

Cross river and brush crash to chute that accesses lower slopes of Ridge of Gargoyles. Route up Minaret has variability with a 5.6 option. Probably 2-3 pitches up this remote peak in the Olympics.

  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Intermediate Alpine
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,500 ft
  • 6,200 ft
  • Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
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